ICD-10 Code I83.10

Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with inflammation

Version 2019 Billable Code Adult Diagnoses
ICD-10: I83.10
Short Description:Varicose veins of unsp lower extremity with inflammation
Long Description:Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with inflammation

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 I83.10 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with inflammation. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Varicose veins of lower extremities (I83)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Adult diagnoses - Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code I83.10 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 299 - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 300 - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 301 - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert I83.10 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 454.1 - Leg varicosity w inflam (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Dilated subcutaneous veins
  • Dilated subcutaneous veins
  • Extensive lipodermatosclerosis
  • Fibrosis of subcutaneous tissue
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
  • Localized lipodermatosclerosis
  • Post-phlebitic lipodermatosclerosis
  • Sequela of phlebitis
  • Varicose vein of leg with phlebitis
  • Varicose veins of leg in long saphenous vein distribution with eczema
  • Varicose veins of leg in short saphenous vein distribution with eczema
  • Varicose veins of leg with long saphenous vein distribution
  • Varicose veins of leg with short saphenous vein distribution
  • Varicose veins of lower extremity with inflammation
  • Varicose veins of the leg with eczema
  • Vascular degeneration
  • Vascular degeneration

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code I83.10 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, are female, have obesity, don't exercise, or have a family history of varicose veins. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Telangiectasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicocele (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose and other vein problems - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose vein stripping (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.